IFNA Fundraising

Honor a Family Nurse Program

The Honor a Family Nurse Program is an initiative of the IFNA Resource Advancement Committee. Through the Honor a Family Nurse program, IFNA members, schools of nursing, the general public, and health-related organizations have an opportunity to support IFNA through recognizing the accomplishments of others – both IFNA members and non-members. For schools of nursing and organizations, the program also is a way to showcase international support of family nursing and highlight the accomplishments of those in your region. This program provides a means of honoring and praising those among us who deserve to be recognized. Think of nurses and others (colleagues, mentors, practitioners, students, community leaders) who have inspired you through their achievements or support and whose efforts deserve to be acknowledged.

2017 Honorees

Each submission was accompanied by a $100 donation to IFNA. All those honored and their affiliated organization will be recognized at the 13th International Family Nursing Conference (June 14-17 in Pamplona, Spain) and on the IFNA website. Funds raised from this program will be used in the future to support student participation in IFNA.

  • Kristen Abbott-Anderson for joining new communities of scholars focused on Family. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Sara Ali for sharing expertise to transform nursing practice. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Sara Ali is dedicated to the translation of family nursing knowledge. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Honoring Paivi Astedt’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Janice M. Bell, Founding Editor, Journal of Family Nursing (JFN) honored by members of the JFN Editorial Board and SAGE Publishing staff (Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Ann Garwick, Wannee Deoisres, Britt-Inger Saveman, Suzanne Feetham, Erla Svavarsdottir, Janet A. Deatrick, Carol Loveland-Cherry, Paivi Astedt Kurki, Fabie Duhamel, Shirley Hanson, Maureen Leahey, Roberta Rehm, Kathleen Knafl,  Kristofer Arestedt, Lorraine Wright, Lioness Ayres, Larry Ganong, Perri Bomar, Kit Chesla, Marcia Van Riper, Wendy Looman, Nancy Moules, Robert Vrooman [SAGE], Lorianne Sarsfield [SAGE])   
  • Barbara Beacham’s commitment to family nursing research, education and practice. (Barbara Schlaefer)
  • Patricia Beierwaltes for leading implementation science research and advancing family nursing practice through the Spina Bifida Association. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Mary Bliesmer for supporting family nursing research and the launching of the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Camile Brown for wellness promotion for marginalized youth and their families. (Barbara Schlaefer)
  • Emily Horowitz Buck, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC for being a clinical mental health provider to children and their families. (June Horowitz)
  • Honoring Regina Bousso’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Ana Canga-Armayor for leading Family Systems Nursing Implementation in Spain. (Nuria Esandi Cristina Alfaro)
  • Ana Canga-Armayor for advancing Family Systems Nursing Knowledge in Spain. (Faculty of Nursing University of Navarra)
  • Ana Canga-Armayor for advancing Family Systems Nursing Knowledge in Spain. (Amparo Zaragoza)
  • Catherine A. (Kit) Chesla for extraordinary mentorship and commitment to family science. (Roberta S. Rehm)
  • Li-Chi Chiang for excellence as a family nursing scientist. (Li-Chi Chiang)
  • Rhonda Cornell for developing courses for Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice Students.(Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Janet A. Deatrick is an outstanding leader, scientist, role-model, teacher and mentor. (Roberta S. Rehm)
  • Janet A. Deatrick for being one of the most advanced researchers and mentors. (Kyoko Kobayashi)
  • Honoring Janet A. Deatrick’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Janet A. Deatrick for impacting research on care of children with brain tumors and their families. (Agatha Gallo)
  • Hans Peter DeRuiter for a Research Path that Includes Global Partnerships. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Honoring Sandra Eggenberger’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Honoring Nuria Esandi Larramendi’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Honoring Haley Estrem’s research on childhood feeding problems. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Honoring Suzanne Feetham’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Suzanne Feetham for her influence on family nursing and my career. (Anne Ersig)
  • Honoring Louise Fleming’s research on families and children with CAH. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Julie Frederick for creating Community Based Programs and Health Care Informatics Curricula. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Honoring Catherine Gilliss’ dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Honoring Nancy Havill’s expert lecture on visualizing family data. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Nurse-Family Communication Team – Hennepin County Medical Center nurses care deeply for patients and families. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Carrie Hill in honor of her contributions to family-centered care. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Honoring Junko Honda’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Junko Honda for her contributions to family nursing research, practice and education. A bridge between Japan and the world. (Naohiro Hohashi)
  • Naohiro Hohashi, PhD, RN, PHN, FAAN for proposing the Concentric Sphere Family Environment Theory. (Junko Honda)
  • Sally Huey for excellence as an educator, practitioner and researcher. (Derje Melat)
  • Mari Ikeda for developing a program to prevent depression of postpartum women. (Kyoko Kobayashi)
  • Kazuko Ishigaki – A pioneer of Family Nursing in Japan. (Kyoko Kobayashi)
  • Honoring George Knafl’s contributions to quantitative family research. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Kathleen A Knafl’s innovation and impact of family management on care of children. (Agatha Gallo)
  • Kathleen A. Knafl for being an inspirational scientist, leader, mentor, sociologist and honorary nurse. (Roberta S. Rehm)
  • Kathleen A. Knafl for being a consummate family scientist and unwavering advocate for family nursing. (Janet Deatrick)
  • Kathleen Knafl in honor of her contributions to family nursing research. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Kyoko Kobayashi for enhancing the children’s health-related quality of life. (Kaori Nishigaki)
  • Kyoko Kobayashi for the nurse-led survivorship care clinic for children. (Mari Ikeda)
  • Honoring Kyoko Kobayaski’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Honoring Hanne Konradsen’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Kelly Krumwiede for guiding Community Based Participatory Action Research in Madelia. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Norma Krumwiede for her long-lasting Commitment to Mentoring Students and Faculty and Developing Knowledge. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Deborah A. Lafond, for nursing Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care. (Linda Talley)
  • Jane Lassetter for promoting Child Health in Families & Outstanding Leadership in IFNA. (June Horowitz)
  • Anna Lee for honoring your research and accomplishments in the PhD program. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Wendy Looman for promoting family health through family-centered care coordination. (Barbara Schlaefer)
  • Honoring Carol Loveland-Cherry’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Honoring Sonia Silva Marcon for the long trajectory in family nursing in Brazil. (Mayckel da Silva Barreto)
  • Barbara Mandleco, for initiating IFNA participation for BYU College of Nursing. Attended 7 IFNCs and published 41 family nursing articles. (Lassetter Jane)
  • Jennifer Martens-Winslow for being an evidence-based Leader, Educator, Supporter of NICU patients & families. (Linda Young)
  • Ann McKechnie, RN, PhD for supporting families, preparing and caring for ill infants. (Barbara Schlaefer)
  • Sonja J. Meiers for guiding the Development of Family Nursing Science. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Honoring Dean Nilda Peragallo Montano’s support for family nursing. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Bobbie Posmontier a leader in perinatal mental health research and practice. (June Horowitz)
  • Dean Patricia Ravert helped fund 12 faculty and students’ IFNC13 attendance. (Lassetter Jane)
  • Kris Retherford for her support for the School of Nursing Faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Colleen Royle for directing the simulation center in the new Clinical Science building at MSU. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Dr. Joanna Smith for Concept analysis of family-centered care and partnership-in-care. (Veronica Swallow)
  • Honoring Joanne Smith’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Susan Sullivan-Bolyai in honor of her dedicated contributions to Family Nursing. (Eileen Sullivan-Marx)
  • Marilyn Swan for guiding Research Focused on Family Nursing Education and Practice. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Linda Talley for her vision, commitment, leader, scholarship, family, landmark, advancing science. (Suzanne Feetham)
  • Mary Tallon for successfully completing her PhD. (Garth Kendall)
  • Becky Taylor for her commitment to Students, Faculty, and Families at Minnesota State University, Mankato (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Stacey Van Gelderen for leading an Interprofessional Team in Developing a Family-Focused HER. (Sandra Eggenberger)
  • Mary Williams, Associate Dean for BYU’s FNP Program for 27 years. (Lassetter Jane)
  • Ashlee Vance for family “first” focused research to improve health outcomes. (Debra Brandon)
  • Honoring M Luisa V.A. Santos’ dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Marcia Van Riper for her sustained contributions to family nursing research and education. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Marcia van Riper for her international family research with Down Syndrome. (Agatha Gallo)
  • Ashley Vaughan in honor of her achievements in the PhD program. (School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Honoring Linda Young’s dedicated service to the Resource Advancement Committee. (Kathleen Knafl)
  • Debbie Zaparoni, she is truly deserving of the title Honorary Family Nurse, for years of superior service to IFNA. (Kit Chesla)